Political yet Personal: Student Documentaries Explore Torture and Immigration

June 16, 2015


A former military police officer attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantanamo Bay.

An immigrant family from Cuba mourns the loss of their wife/mother/grandmother thousands of miles from the place they know as home.

These are the real stories behind two documentaries filmed, edited and produced by Ashley Blasczyk '15 and Joyzel Acevedo '15 as part of their Film and Media Studies senior thesis projects.

Professor Barry O’Connell on Remembering, Discussing, Teaching and (Not) Understanding 9/11

Kenneth Roth, “Why the Current Approach to Fighting Terrorism is Making Us Less Safe”